Redskins' Haynesworth passes conditioning test

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ASHBURN, VA - Washington Redskins defensive tackle Albert Haynesworth passed his conditioning test on Saturday, clearing his way to join the team for training camp practice for the first time.

Haynesworth had yet to practice since camp began last week because of his inability to pass the test, which required him to complete a series of running drills in an allotted amount of time. He failed the test multiple times before sitting out several days and undergoing an MRI to test his ailing knee. He passed on his fourth attempt.

The MRI revealed no structural damage, leading to Haynesworth’s success in the early conditioning exam.

Haynesworth had to pass the test because he did not attend the majority of the team’s voluntary offseason programs and skipped the mandatory minicamp in June, due to an objection to his role in the team’s new defensive scheme.

The 29-year-old is one year into a lengthy and expensive free agent contract signed with the Redskins following the 2008 season. In 12 games in his first year with Washington in 2009, Haynesworth recorded four sacks.


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